Monday, August 26, 2013
15 Tips for Contractors on California Prevailing Wage Contracts
7:00 pm edt
California prevailing wages projects can be profitable if you understand the rules of engagement. Here are
15 tips you need to know to submit a complete bid for a prevailing wage project.
- Know your funding sources; it determines the rules
the correct wage determination
- Properly classify your workers based on the scope of work
- If there is an expiration date has a double asterisk (**) there is predetermined increases in the prevailing wages
- Overtime is paid after 8 hours a day and/or 40 hours a week
- Work on Saturdays, Sundays,
and Holidays is paid at a premium rate even if the time worked is not overtime
- Check for recognized
- Check for shift pay
- Apprentice must be supervised and
employed in specific ratios
- DAS-140 forms must be sent within 10 days after signing the contract
but no later than the first day of work on the job site
- Training contributions should not be
paid to employee, only to approved funds
- Union contracts do not supersede state law, however
the highest rate should be paid
- If you are not signatory to a union there are additional cost
in PLA agreements
- If you 1099 your employees they don't qualify as "core employees"
- Include your workers' compensation and employer tax cost for your fully burden labor cost rate
5:51 pm edt
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